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All SKILL levels welcome!

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The courage to do what you love

Sometimes it takes courage to do what you love. SANY1203 Maybe we are afraid that we will not be good enough or just frustrate ourselves and not enjoy the process. These are battles that we unfortunately place on ourselves and only we can take these barriers down and throw them away.

When we say to ourselves that enough is enough and take that step forward, it may begin with trepidation and fear, but then end up with joy, freedom and the curiosity as to why we did not do this earlier in its place.

What would you love to do?:

  • take a few days away… just for you (and maybe a friend or two)
  • A weekend get-a-way from the everyday!
  • use assemblage to create your very own creepy misfit toy
  • learn the vastly growing trend of art journaling
  • create a warm and loved filled painted scroll to decorate your home
  • create a 3D mixed media enigma
  • remake your favorite little bottle into something completely demented and vial
  • adorn your journal cover to reflect the ‘eye of the beholder’. (Mine, your Host, would be a girl looking back at me… of course…lol. Have you seen my art? It’s all glitzy gal girls!)
  • stay up late with some good friends and maybe a glass of wine or two!

 

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Sometimes along our personal journey we get creatively stuck and need a jump start to recharge our batteries or just need to step aside from our normal everyday lives. Have time to breathe, laugh, make friends and take a leap of faith in ourselves.

All SKILL levels welcome!

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  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • Welcome night reception (hors d’oeuvres)… where the  TRADES happen!
  • Two 6 hour classes with sought after Artists! (one class on Friday & one class on Saturday)
  • Strolls on the sandy BEACH (a great free time option)
  • Use of the Natural Hot Spring Pools (located on site, when staying at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort)!
  • Handmade VENDOR Market (open to the public) Friday Night!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night!
  • NIGHTLY fun & artistic creative gatherings to create, journal & giggle with kindred spirits.

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The great VALENTINE’S DAY present!

SANY1251-ValentinesMay 22-24, 2014

Get away from your daily responsibilities by joining Nicci Dot CA and other kindred spirits at the “Into the heART” Art Retreat! Besides being surrounded by creative individuals such as yourself, you will find that you are residing in a lake side resort featuring natural hot springs in the pool and spa areas on beautiful West Coast of Canada. Partake in lots of laughing, two 6 hour art classes of your choice, cocktail welcome party, nightly gatherings and more!  Students: click here for class descriptions.

All SKILL levels welcome!

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SAVE YOUR SPACE

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Spend a Friday with Andrea…

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WORKSHOP“Marquis de Scroll” with Andrea Matus

SkillLevel: All levels

I was recently pondering what makes scrolls so intriguing. Was it the rich vast history they embody? Was it how they manage to bridge the artistic and the literary? Actually what I find to be the most fascinating aspect is its transformative nature. Totally unfurled the entire visual story can be revealed…or it can be revealed in smaller segments, making it so that a multitude of compositions are possible. Unfurl the only the top half and a totally different story is told than if the lower portion is revealed. In this class we are going to be working large! We’ll start off with a five-foot length of canvas (12” wide) and with our skillful addition of layers of paint, pastel and collage we’ll transform it into a visual narrative that can be deciphered and displayed like a scroll.

Some of the specific skills we’ll be tackling in this workshop include:

-using a compendium of collage material to formulate a visual narrative and a cohesive composition

-paint techniques, choosing colors, mixing colors, and combining paint with collage harmoniously

-collage techniques, including special tips for collaging unstretched canvas

-using layers of mixed media to seamlessly integrate collage items

BIO: Andrea is a mixed media artist from Vancouver, British Columbia. Her creative career began at the University of Waterloo and led her to the world of graphic design and teaching Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers. This unique combination of expertise allows Andrea to infuse her artworks with digitally manipulated imagery merged with the unconventional use of traditional mediums. The result is what she likes to call highly dimensional collage-semmblages.

As an art instructor, Andrea conducts workshops from coast-to-coast across North America, and is including workshops in Europe and Australia in the upcoming months.

Her most recent project involves co-authoring a book with her artist-husband Michael deMeng. The book entitled “Art Abandonment” is due for release in the spring of 2014.                                                           Blog: http://paradoxicalgypsy.blogspot.com

Teacher will bring:

  • Paper towel
  • Collage tools for our large-scale work
  • Metallic paint
  • Portfolio Brand Pastels
  • Other mark making tools

Kit Fee: $10.00

Canvas scroll – primed on one side

Supply List:

  • Images –lots: photos (vintage, family, copies from your favourite books…..), as well as lots of symbolic images you like (butterflies, flowers, astrologically, etc.) **no inkjet printouts please, laser print, or photocopies only.
  • Paper, ephemera and collage items (words, patterned papers, textured papers, stamps, etc.)
  • Papers for background – text, old wrapping paper, pieces of wallpaper, scrapbook paper –make sure some of these are kind of neutral colours….not too dark
  • Paint: Golden Acrylics fluid or heavy body (white, black, any blue, red, and yellow, plus a couple more of your favorites)
  • Paint Palette (a paper plate will suffice)
  • Paintbrushes: bring just a few in different sizes, and one detail brush
  • Water Container
  • Golden Matte Medium (large bottle) (should sound “syrupy” when you shake it)
  • Golden Gloss Medium (small bottle) (should sound “syrupy” when you shake it)
  • Scissors
  • E6000 Adhesive

Optional: Heat gun & Fabric trimmings

Andrea’s PRINTABLE class info PDF

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NEW art PACKAGES available!!!!

SANY0808‘NEW’ Art Retreat EVENTS  PACKAGE price includes:

  • SWAG bag filled with creative goodies to swoon over!
  • Welcome night reception (hors d’oeuvres)… where the  TRADES happen!
  • Two 6 hour classes with sought after Artists! (one class on Friday & one class on Saturday)
  • Strolls on the sandy BEACH (a great free time option)
  • Use of the Natural Hot Spring Pools (located on site)!
  • Handmade VENDOR Market (open to the public) Friday Night!
  • SHOW & TELL Saturday Night!
  • NIGHTLY fun & artistic creative gatherings to create, journal & giggle with kindred spirits.
  • NOTE: Accommodation & meals are not included.

Workshops:

Friday May 23, 2014

Saturday May 24, 2014

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All SKILL levels welcome!

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 Into the heART RETREAT Package pricing in CDN per person for Spring 2014:

  • Art Retreat EVENTS only package …………..price: $ 510.00 per person
  • VENDOR table at our Public Night Market … price:  $100.00 per table

All SKILL levels welcome!

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Registration is now open!

Please scan & email in your completed registration form, pay through paypal and then mail a hard copy through the post. Payment details can be found on page 4 or our registration form.

Are you UNDER 19 and want to attend?: We would love for you to join us with your parent(s). What a great bonding get-a-way this would be for you! Contact us for details!

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